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11-30-2020 11:10 PM

Looking for plans for a fishing rod rack to hang rods vertically on a wall. Anyone have a plan?


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#1 posted 12-01-2020 12:12 AM

This site does a great job of searching “key” words. When I searched fishing rod rack I found several posted on the Lumberjacks site. Plans may be harder to find but you should be able to sketch something out from the ones posted.

Personally my fishing gear is stored in a side room of my shop and I use peg board and peg board hooks to hang my large collection of rods…probably 30+ (from the guides), from heavy ocean rods to 5 weighted fly rods.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#2 posted 12-01-2020 12:21 AM

Thanks LesB that helps.

Doing this one for my brother-in-law who wants to display his rods. He likes the look of them LOL

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#3 posted 12-01-2020 01:49 AM

I would probably just search for one that looks the way I want and make my own plan. If you need a ready to build plan, Rockler has one you can buy.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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#4 posted 12-01-2020 02:06 AM

Here is one I built It could be cut in half vertically and hung on a wall.

I did a search for fishing rod racks and found a picture of one I liked then drew plans from that and modified for my needs.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#5 posted 12-01-2020 11:18 AM

Thanks everyone. Being new to this site I am pleasantly surprised by the quick and helpful responses.

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#6 posted 12-01-2020 11:27 AM

Also looking for one to display rods horizontal.

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#7 posted 12-01-2020 12:30 PM

Meanwhile, at the dirt simple end of the spectrum …

For storing rods vertically build a small shelf – it doesn’t need to be more than about three inches deep. Measure your reels – how thick are they? Cut 3/16” slots in the outer edge of the shelf, spaced far enough apart to accomodate reel + handle. The shelf is mounted up high and the fishing rods hang from their tips or one of the line guides in these slots, reels facing out. Slot width can be adjusted to accomodate thinner or beefier rods.

For storing rods horizontally – make two racks having dowels mounted perpendicularly to the base plate. Spacing between dowels equals rod handle width + reel diameter + dowel diameter plus a inch or so. Mount the racks on the wall vertically, separated by 3/4 the length of the rods. The rods lay across the dowels. If you have really long rods a third rack in the middle can stop the sag.

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#8 posted 12-01-2020 01:13 PM

Thanks Chenier

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#9 posted 12-01-2020 02:36 PM

Here’s one that I made to hang some of my rods from the ceiling, no reason that a fella couldn’t use the same idea to hang them vertically on a wall. The rod tip end is just a slot that leads to a circle to hold the rod tip. Sorry about the bad lighting, but hopefully you get the idea.

-- DaveS, Montana

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#10 posted 12-01-2020 02:44 PM

Thanks seamus

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#11 posted 12-01-2020 06:10 PM

Here’s my rod rack I built several years ago. It hold 14 rods, and it’s my own design. Some of my fishing buds saw it, and they all wanted one, so I got busy. Have sold a few to other fisherman. It’s made of solid Maple, but made others out of Oak. The slots are lined with felt to protect the rod and guides…....!!

-- " There's a better way.....find it"...... Thomas Edison.

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#12 posted 12-01-2020 07:59 PM

Great, thanks Rick

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